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When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors | reviews, news & interviews

When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors

When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors

Great footage and terrible cliches collide in Doors documentary

The Doors, with 'ancient shaman' Jim Morrison far right

It was the Danny Sugerman-Jerry Hopkins biography, No One Here Gets Out Alive, that kicked off the Doors death cult 30 years ago, at a point where the band's reputation was wallowing low in the water. Previously it had been quite acceptable to regard much of their work as cheesy pseudo-jazz with stupid lyrics, and their posturing vocalist Jim Morrison as a tedious drunk with a Narcissus complex.

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